Our small groups meet at different times and places all around the county and provide a place for you to Connect, Grow, and Produce! Regardless of your age, interest, or location, we are sure there is a group out there for you. Small groups are also where we pray, care for one another, and discuss the issues and challenges of life. You are missed if you don’t show up! If you would like to join a small group, contact one of our small group leaders. We would love for you to get connected.
Dick & Jeannette Evans (Home Group)
6155 Zion Rd. NW, Rushville, OH 43150
Mike & Cindy Teagarden (Home Group)
530 Amanda Northern Rd. NW Lancaster, OH 43130
Jack & Betsy Schumacher (Youth Group)
Meets Wednesday @ 7PM at The River!
Lindsay Williams (Young Ladies)
Group Name: 13 going on 31
1370 Lancaster-Kirkersville Rd. Lancaster, OH 43130
Ben Williams (Young Men)
At The River
Impact Fellowship (Young Adults)
Location announced on Facebook prior to meeting
Mark & Stephanie Howes 740-215-2126
Rod & Debbie Williams 740-974-0881
Dave and Jeri Kiner 614-266-1251
At The River
Andy Freeman 740-652-4513
Meet Wednesdays @ 10am at The River
Paula Bishop 740-654-3210
Seenagers (Senior Saints)
Tim & Betty Shugert 740-385-4513
Our groups are as varied as we are. Group leaders use their gifts and passions to create a group that allows others to join with them in serving God. Whatever the age, interest, or location, there is a group that is just right for you.
Pathways is a three-week class with the sole purpose of helping newcomers to get to know The River a little better. Connect, Grow, Produce. These are the three elements that we believe are vital to becoming a growing and thriving member of the Body of Christ. Our Pathways class offers the information and experiences necessary to help you discover and develop your redemptive purpose.
CONNECT: This class is the basic introduction to our church family. Since we have members from many different church backgrounds, this class was designed to clearly explain who we are and what we believe. In this week, you will learn our heart, our Structure and our hope for you.
GROW: Life-giving habits result from the simple disciplines of establishing a plan of action, making those actions a priority, and involving other people in the process. The goal of this class is to outline the building blocks of spiritual growth necessary to develop spiritual maturity and stay passionately in love with Jesus.
PRODUCE: We believe that EVERY member has been uniquely gifted and called and that each member can become fitly joined to the body of Christ by serving in the areas of their gifting and calling. This segment of study is focused on helping new members define that gift and call and to introduce the ministry opportunities available at The River. Serving is often where we find ourselves the most fulfilled and it is also when we are the most like Christ.
Pathways Classes for all NEW MEMBERS start Sunday, March 11, 2018. Classes will be held during service.
Jim Lipka (740) 503-3226
Dick & Jeannette Evans (740) 743-2268
Mike & Cindy Teagarden (740) 517-1640
Bryan Letner (614) 554-4833
Bob Hosler (740) 274-9290
Dave & Jeri Kiner (614) 266-1251
Rod & Debbie Williams (740) 689-1704
The subject of water baptism in the scriptures is probably one of the most studied, yet the least understood of all the doctrines of the New Testament Church. We modern day Christians tend to complicate the simple in order to impress others. The goal of this booklet is to simplify the concept of baptism so that anyone who is thirsty for a relationship with Jesus Christ would be able to
follow and obey what He has commanded.